Maybe it will be the end of suffering

Syrians were oppressed, Palestinians were not welcomed and Kurdish were persecuted. With the raging war that still goes on since 2011, they had to choose between surviving under the bombs in liberated area, living with the threat of Assad’s security forces in regime controlled provinces, suffer the cruelty of radical groups… or leave.

Many choose to aim for European countries, through Mediterranean sea, Turkish borders with Greece or Bulgaria, or any other options. From a country to another, they started to face harsh reality ; terrible living condition, restricted liberty when they get asylum status, no help to ease the pursuing of their life goal in dignity… depending on the country.

The lack of global solutions through and between European Unions countries, as well as the Dublin Regulation of 2003 are making things worse, again, depending on the country.

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Les Syriens étaient opprimés, les Palestiniens n’étaient pas les bienvenus et les Kurdes étaient persécutés. Avec la guerre qui fait rage depuis 2011, ils ont dû choisir entre la survie sous les bombes dans les zones libérées, la vie avec la menace des forces de sécurité d’Assad dans les provinces contrôlées par le régime, subir la cruauté de groupes radicaux… ou fuir.

Beaucoup visent des pays européens, par la Méditerranée, les frontières turques avec la Grèce ou la Bulgarie, ou d’autres options. D’un pays à un autre, ils ont commencé à faire face à la dure réalité; des conditions de vie épouvantables, une liberté limitée quand ils n’ont pas le statut d’asile, aucune aide pour faciliter la poursuite de leur but de vie dans la dignité… selon le pays.

Le manque de solutions globales par et entre pays de l’Union européenne, aussi bien que le Règlement de Dublin II rendent les choses pires… selon le pays.

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Great Britain from French coast. "When I went away, I knew I will not get back. It was because of the military service, we can postpone it for a time, but in a war situation..."
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Un réfugié syrien au concert de Murder Eyes pendant le festival Sommerfest VS Isolation. Murder Eyes, rappeur engagé : c’était son premier concert depuis qu’il avait quitté Alep il y a un an. Rostock, Allemagne.
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A former liaison officer. London, United-Kingdom. "The FSA, on Aleppo countryside, they won’t listen to you because you are a girl... they would go “Who is this woman talking like a man ?” you know of course all FSA fighter are not conservative, a lot...
In Wael room, Rome, Italy. "My cousin Fadi, he was going back from work with a friend, driving at night. Rebels shot their car... his friend was shot in the jaw, he played dead. When the rebels noticed the cross around the neck of my cousin, they knew...
A Syrian military record. Flemish Brabant province, Belgium. "I’m 20, I left Syria through Lebanon, my family bought a Spanish visa for 10 000 euro. I took a plane to Istanbul, Barcelona, Brussels. If they find out I deserted, they will hurt my family...
Adam, Rome, Italy. "The government is not helping, refugees get nothing. Situation here is pretty bad for refugees. Most of them are trying to reach country as Swe­den or Germany. However, some of us are just students, with residency permit. We must...
M. A. Munich, Germany. July 2014 "If it work, maybe it will be the end of suffering." M. A. M. A. left Aleppo six month ago, where his parents remain. He is travelling in fear of identity control. In this crappy hotel, the owner don’t mind illegal...
Single men room. Pastrogor refugee camp, Bulgaria. "From Turkey, the plan wasn’t to get caught in Bulgaria, I wanted to go to Germany right away. Here we got bad treatment, bad food, bad rooms, bad restroom... Yesterday it was better because they bring...
In a refugee house, Germany. "...at least i have an alternative if they reject me in Berlin...hopefully not. I’m worried... i just wanna find a place far away from religions and politics, I’m really fed up with religions this period i feel like I am...
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Dortmund, Germany. Ali, two days old, his mother Fatima and his uncle. Fatima left Bulgaria alone, her husband and children remain in Harmanli refugee camp. They choose to split. Having the baby in Germany, it might be easier to put the family back...
Harmanli, Bulgaria. Two young Syrian talk about one of their project to raise awarness about Syrian refugee : reach ONU headquarter in Geneva by bike from their refugee camp in Harmanli.
Batoul, 11 years old. Sandholm Accommodation Center, Birkerød, Denmark. "We spend 60 hours at sea when the boat engine broke, a Maltese ship found us before the Italian coast guard rescue us. I was with my dad on the boat, my four brothers and sisters...
M.A., Lübeck. Germany. September 2014. With a German friend. "So they want to send me to Bulgaria if they want me back. My fingerprints appear to them in Bulgaria. So I don’t know... We have put a plan me and Zezo and Ahmad : we will go to Canada if...
Two friends meet again after one year being apart. Rostock, Germany.
A Syrian activist. Malmö, Sweden. "Nobody could believe that was happening, walls have ears in Syria, they are in control of everything... we were put to jail just for talking politics. Tartus is a strong regime city, nothing was to be expected here."
On the channel shore, a Syrian lady. Calais, France. "Some peole didn’t have the choice to fight with a gun. They are many, they also fight against islamisation of the revolution, but nobody is talking about their fight. They still believe in the...
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